Hawk’s Nest View

Published 12:22 pm Monday, December 3, 2012

Hey Hawks Fans!

It is that time of year when everyone is in the holiday spirits, and what better way to treat yourselves than to come out and enjoy some live Hawks action!

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have had their fair share of play time. The Chowan University men’s team has recently faced Washington Adeventist Shock, West Virginia Tech and Bluefield State.

The Hawks fell to Washington 73-68, while Quinton McDuffie scored a team high 21 points and Ashante Ross gained 15 in the loss.

However, the Hawks bounced back at the Bluefield State Currence Classic against West Virginia Tech. Quinton McDuffie led the hawks once again with a high of 21 points, Rickey Lamb gave a helping hand with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Ashante Ross and Kyree Bethel chipped in with 14 and 13 points.

The Hawks closed out the ‘Classic with a nail biter against Bluefield State. Greg Alston became the hero of the game when he drained a three-point buzzer beater with only one second left on the clock and the score 68-67. Kyree Bethel led both teams scoring 19 points and making 5-of-7 three-pointers. Alston scored 13 while Ashante Ross pitched in 12 points for the win.

An interesting fact about Chowan basketball – three former players are now playing at the professional level. Trayvon Lathan, a combo guard, is now playing for the Big Oettinger Rockets Gotha in Germany; Jaleel Nelson, another guard, is now playing for Bohemios in Uruguay; and Aaron Scott, a point guard and shooting guard, is now playing for the Richmond Elite.

The Chowan University women’s basketball team has had recent shootouts with Central State, Johnson C. Smith, Clayton State University and North Georgia College and State University.

The Hawks dropped the home opener to Central State 66-56. Janelle Murphy led the team in scoring as she has done in the past 3 games with 13 points. T’Arra Cutting and Courtnee Springs each scored 11 points.

The Hawks then dropped a 46-41 decision to Johnson C. Smith at home. Janelle Murphy mowed down the Golden Bulls collecting 15 points, T’Arra Cutting had seven points. Danielle Coleman gained 10 rebounds while Karina Monroe had 7. The No. 5 ranked Clayton State University Lakers gained a 74-28 win over the Hawks; Janelle Murphy scored eight points and Kaela Nelson collected 10 rebounds.

The Hawks then dropped a 55-41 decision to North Georgia; Janelle Murphy led the team with 13 points while Kaela Nelson and Karina Monroe gathered eight and seven rebounds.

The Chowan men’s basketball returns to action December 4 when they host University of Virginia at Lynchburg at 7:30 p.m., while the women’s team hosts UNC-Pembroke December 12 at 5 p.m.



Amber Matthews is a graduate of Hertford County High School and a senior at Chowan University where she is a member of the softball team. She can be reached at sports@r-cnews.com.